British Foreign Office Minister of State for Europe and the Americas, Sir Alan Duncan, has told Moldova that “you are not alone” in its struggle for economic and social reform.
Duncan spoke after holding talks with Moldovan President Igor Dodon in the capital, Chisinau, on Tuesday.
The minister reassured the country that the UK is “ready to help” with the reform process.
He said: “We want to be a strong partner to Moldova in its current reform process. We are ready to help in any way we can, and I want to assure the people of Moldova that you are not alone.”
The British government has already committed £200 million over the next five years to support Moldova’s efforts to develop its economy and fight corruption.
The money will be used to help the country diversify its economy, improve its public services, and strengthen its institutions.
Duncan also highlighted the importance of strengthening Moldova’s relationship with the European Union, saying that the UK would help to “pave the way for Moldova’s future in the EU”.